Traces of cocaine on 90 percent of U.S. bills

There are 20 comments on the Aug 18, 2009, www.cnn.com story titled Traces of cocaine on 90 percent of U.S. bills. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

The term "dirty money" is for real. A chemistry professor said cocaine found on U.S. bills could provide insight about drug trends.

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1 Aug 18, 2009
So what. Or is the DEA going after everyone in the country now?

“Go ahead, be cruel & nasty... ”

Since: Nov 07

"you get back what you give"

#2 Aug 18, 2009
LOL, this isn't new, it's been going on for quite some time.
Sounds like an excuse to waste more of the taxpayers' hard earned cash.
Realist in the USA

Bethlehem, PA

#3 Aug 18, 2009
Perhaps counterfeiters will now have to work that "magic dust" into their freshly printed $20s and $100s to avoid detection.
Pretty Feet

North Wales, PA

#4 Aug 18, 2009
so now our money's worth more than we thought.
:O)

“Is this a vork?”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#5 Aug 18, 2009
I guess that I will just have to start laundering my money! Should I put a cling free in when I dry it?

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#6 Aug 18, 2009
Proof all cash flowed through Dubya's hand at one time or another.

Since: Aug 09

Holly Hill, SC

#7 Aug 18, 2009
That explains adictiveness to money !

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#8 Aug 18, 2009
Simply_Red wrote:
LOL, this isn't new, it's been going on for quite some time.
Sounds like an excuse to waste more of the taxpayers' hard earned cash.
How does a scientist reporting his findings to a scientific society cost you taxes?

This is how folks like you get dupped. You don't read a thing for yourselves, you just spew the same bumper sticker comments you've heard elsewhere.

Again, I ask, how does this impact your taxes?

Your taxes were impacted by your support of nation-building in Iraq. Not by some scientist doing a private study.

Try to keep up sheeplet.
Jason Lee

Mount Prospect, IL

#9 Aug 18, 2009
Mykro wrote:
So what. Or is the DEA going after everyone in the country now?
I suppose that if someone had enough cash it would eventually add up to a chargable quantity of cocaine.

So now we have yet another reason to only deal in checks and plastic.

“it's just craic”

Since: Jan 09

Ludington, MI

#10 Aug 18, 2009
The "war on drugs" is working quite well.
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Aug 18, 2009
I sniffed every dollar in my billfold and ...nothing!

Since: Aug 09

Holly Hill, SC

#12 Aug 18, 2009
More people than you think folds their "pase " , their crystal , or their rock up in a bill , then mindlessly after the coke , crack , or meth is gone spends that dollar at any given store . It's not like they are going to sanitize the dollar before they spend it !

“The Buybull is innerrrent.”

Since: Jun 08

Fairport, NY

#14 Aug 18, 2009
velogeezer wrote:
I sniffed every dollar in my billfold and ...nothing!
See the accompanying article about the prevalence of bacteria on money.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Aug 18, 2009
So next currency will be declared 'drug paraphenalia' and Uncle Sam will confisticate the rest of it from us?
velogeezer

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Aug 18, 2009
writewingproxycontin wrote:
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See the accompanying article about the prevalence of bacteria on money.
Oh sh*t!

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#17 Aug 18, 2009
are they one dollar bills? Those are mines.
Shameless

Lincoln, NE

#18 Aug 18, 2009
OneRyder wrote:
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How does a scientist reporting his findings to a scientific society cost you taxes?
This is how folks like you get dupped. You don't read a thing for yourselves, you just spew the same bumper sticker comments you've heard elsewhere.
Again, I ask, how does this impact your taxes?
Your taxes were impacted by your support of nation-building in Iraq. Not by some scientist doing a private study.
Try to keep up sheeplet.
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Where in the story was there any mention of a 'private study'?

The lead researcher was Yuegang Zuo, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,

"This study was partly funded by the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth."
http://www.nanowerk.com/news/newsid=12169.php
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Where does UMass-Dartmouth get it's research funding?

"Research funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other public and private sources..."
http://www.umassd.edu/research/

April 24, 2009
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to receive $235,285 federal fund stimulus grant,

"Said US Senator Edward Kennedy: "These federal funds will allow our outstanding Massachusetts institutions to continue their cutting-edge research..."
http://www.boston.com/news/health/blog/2009/0...
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Them's taxes...

“U missed the point and u still”

Since: Oct 08

don't no which way it went

#19 Aug 18, 2009
OneRyder wrote:
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How does a scientist reporting his findings to a scientific society cost you taxes?
This is how folks like you get dupped. You don't read a thing for yourselves, you just spew the same bumper sticker comments you've heard elsewhere.
Again, I ask, how does this impact your taxes?
Your taxes were impacted by your support of nation-building in Iraq. Not by some scientist doing a private study.
Try to keep up sheeplet.
Are you fugink kidding, you want to talk about bumper sticker comments? This coming from the one that just quoted
OneRyder wrote:
Proof all cash flowed through Dubya's hand at one time or another.
How Copernicus is this proof? I think you need some of this shit Iíve been scraping of my cash all day. It could very well have all passed through my hands.

“U missed the point and u still”

Since: Oct 08

don't no which way it went

#20 Aug 18, 2009
Jason Lee wrote:
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I suppose that if someone had enough cash it would eventually add up to a chargable quantity of cocaine.
So now we have yet another reason to only deal in checks and plastic.
Cool just pass your cash my way I'll take it.

“U missed the point and u still”

Since: Oct 08

don't no which way it went

#21 Aug 18, 2009
Smartypantz wrote:
More people than you think folds their "pase " , their crystal , or their rock up in a bill , then mindlessly after the coke , crack , or meth is gone spends that dollar at any given store . It's not like they are going to sanitize the dollar before they spend it !
Disney gives all their kids coke. If it's good enough for them it's good enough for me.

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